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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
New generation: Ask your doctor about the new generation anti malaria meds like atovaquane/proguanil or mefloquine. Best wishes

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Rx needed.: I suggest consulting the WHO guides for the areas you will be visiting. All malarial medicines can have side effects.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Take the meds!: Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for all US travelers to Mozambique, from the Center for Disease Control. So you should take it too! See this link ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mozambique & Malaria: Antimalatria medication is recommended if you are traveling to Mozambique. See: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/mozambique
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pretorius
Specializes in Legal Medicine
Generic equivalents: They are one and the same thing - copies of each other. Just different prices. Take the cheaper one.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Malaria: The tablets usually cause vomiting by upsetting stomach. Do you have evidence for jaundice? I would let the person who prescribed the medication know ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Must finish course: Best to finish the course, if the side effects are mild. You only have to complete 4 weeks after malaria area visit. Remember to take something else ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, I would see a: Dr. She could be dehydrated from all that vomiting and diarrhea. She may need IV fluids.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Primarily, fatigue: If the patient has existing mental health issues, they may be worse when feeling ill. The treatments may have side effects that include such symptoms ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible effects: Delerium can occur with high fever. Additionally, self-limited cases of psychosis have been reported in children after malarial infection.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
1 week to few months: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... Usual ... Read More

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